Lazy Days

5 May


This, dear blog readers, is my 80 year old mother about to fly off in a glider. Last weekend’s excitement to top off the big cheque on Friday. This was the grandchildren’s present to her, so Sylvie very nobly represented them as they are all off doing different things at the moment.

The picture is the point at which the pilot was showing her how the controls work, whilst she was actually more concerned with fastening her sick bag to her parachute strap. My dad is checking up on the pilot.

She flew it from 2000 to 900 ft and then arrived back.

Been busy with work and all this week, which is why it’s been a bit quiet on here. However, some TKOE news…

Firstly, thanks to Tim Gilligan for your brilliant donation. I need to start another totaliser now I think.

Secondly we are about to unveil some TKOE/Rosie Kilburn fine bone china mugs. For those nice cup of tea days. And some TKOE hoodies which topped the  TKOE poll of items to buy.

And finally – it’s the Race for Life season again. REMEMBER – you can buy TKOE mixed packs of tshirts at special price if there’s several of you doing it, or just buy one and you’re supporting the cause too.

Just wander on over to the shop – which did have an evil spirit in it last weekend, but the TKOE elf sorted it out – and it’ll be in the post before you can say ‘Race for Life’.

Jo xx

5 Responses to “Lazy Days”

  1. Audrey Davidson May 5, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    I just want to put on record that although I took a sick bag with me I did not need to use it!
    It was a fantastic flight. thankyou lovely grandchildren.

    • celia butler May 6, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

      🙂 x

  2. Miriam May 7, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    Oh my – that’s amazing!

  3. Chloe Taylor-Jones May 12, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    That glider looks fantastic, what an experience. (When I did a shift on the air ambulance I kept a sick bag close by. Just in case. but I didn’t need it!) Looking forward to the bone china mugs I am partial to a nice cup of tea or two or three 🙂 lots of love from Chloe x

  4. Olivia May 15, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Dear Jo, I’m so sorry to read of your family’s story. But would also like to say it’s very inspiring to see what you have achieved here. It sounds like Rosie was an incredible person. It’s so great to spread the awareness. I was a teenager with cancer and am now 26, having been affected by side-effects ever since. I also began contributing to WordPress young cancer survivorship awareness recently with a blog called ‘Red Lipstck & Catheters’ which draws on my experiences of teenage cancer and young adult survivorship. Here’s a new post… if you feel like taking a look it would be really great!

    Thanks so much again… It’s great to read this post and see that your brave mother is still trying new things!
    Best wishes,

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